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Government unveils list of 50 public sector PFI projects

The Government has identified 50 public sector projects with a capital value of pounds 5bn as priorities for completion under the Private Finance Initiative.

Prescott accused over road schemes

Changing Britain: Ministers invite wrath of green lobby with motorway and housing decisions

How green is our government?

Environmentalists and roads lobby angered Ministers consider more green belt housing No commitment to grants for organic farming

Road cleared for Mandelson's motorway

It is known in Whitehall as Mandelson's motorway. The future of the A13, a grimy dual carriageway linking east London with Essex, had looked bleak last week as ministers considered the future of 12 road schemes.

Green blow as road schemes get go-ahead

The Government is set to anger environmentalists by approving the majority of schemes in the first stage of its review of the pounds 6bn road- building programme.

Milton Keynes multiplied

How can Britain meet the need for another four million homes? Build more new towns, the doyen of planning tells Peter Popham

Shopping supersite at at London's back door

One of the largest shopping and leisure complexes in Europe is to be built in Kent, and will create nearly 14,000 temporary and permanent jobs, the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael Heseltine, announced yesterday.

Quay opens door to a new campus

An ambitious new university site planned for London's Docklands will be geared towards jobs and the local community, writes Nicholas Faith

Ambition for Thames 'linear city' cools

AMBITIOUS talk about a 'linear city' either side of the River Thames east of London has been abandoned in favour of a more cautious approach to development by the Government.

A blighted land to be reborn: Matthew Brace looks at plans to create an economic miracle in the East

The Government has finalised its vision for the regeneration of London's blighted eastern flank, Independent London can reveal.
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Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
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Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most
Katy Perry prevented from buying California convent for $14.5m after nuns sell to local businesswoman instead

No grace of God for Katy Perry as sisters act to stop her buying convent

Archdiocese sues nuns who turned down star’s $14.5m because they don’t approve of her
Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
Michael Fassbender in 'Macbeth': The Scottish play on film, from Welles to Cheggers

Something wicked?

Films of Macbeth don’t always end well - just ask Orson Welles... and Keith Chegwin
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Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes

There is more than a shiny trophy to be won by England’s World Cup women

The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed
How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
Sugary drinks 'are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year'

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

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Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

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